Neal Hart
(04/07/1870 - 04/02/1949)

Neal Hart was a former cowpuncher, stage driver, city marshal, and member of the famous Miller 101 Wild West Show crew, Neal Hart entered films as an American action lead in 1916.

Neal made himself indispensable to the sprawling Universal company as an assistant to director George Marshall, by writing scenarios, and eventually by starring in a steady stream of low-budget Westerns, all the while increasing his salary from five dollars a day to a reported 500 dollars a week.

Leaving Univeral in 1920, Hart made a series of pictures for Poverty Row company Pinnacle before embarking on a long association with low-budget entrepreneur William Steiner. Hart produced, wrote, and starred in scores of Western programmers throughout the decade but, like most Gower Gulch mavericks, he was to find the advent of talkies a tough challenge. No longer a star, Neal Hart nevertheless gamely went on appearing in B-Westerns until 1949.

He appeared in 125 films between 1916 and 1949. He also directed 23 films between 1919 and 1928.

Available Films

Get Your Man (1920) (short subject)